This is part of a series of personal accounts about small business and the recession. The writers are contributors to Associated Content.
by Michelle L Devon
If there is a recession going on, I hadn’t noticed. At Christmas, I was the only member of my family to purchase gifts for everyone. My mother said, “It’s been a hard year for everyone.”
“Not for me,” I answered. Business is going great for me.
That’s one of the good things about owning a small business that provides contract services. When a recession hits and layoffs happen, companies merge employee duties so one person takes on the role of two, without additional compensation.